Pe-Draft Rookie Report up

In case you haven’t noticed, our annual pre-draft rookie report is up now here:

http://www.fantasyguru.com/football/subscribers/3-28rookie.html

I can’t believe this is our 12th pre-draft report. In 1996, our first year, we cut across the grain a bit by naming WR Terry Glenn our #1 player at any position. Back then, we ranked the players overall, as opposed to by position. Here’s a look back at the players we ranked #1 in the first six years:

1996: Terry Glenn (over Marvin Harrison and Keyshawn, which was risky)
1997: Tiki Barber (that was a ballsy ranking at the time)
1998: Randy Moss (Said he would be one of the best of all-time)
1999: Ricky Williams (with Edge a very close second)
2000: I honestly don’t remember, but I know it was either Shaun Alexander or Thomas Jones
2001: Michael Vick

If I have to rank this year’s group overall, in terms of their fantasy potential considering both the short-term and the long-term, here’s how my top-10 would shape up.

1. Calvin Johnson
2. JeMarcus Russell
3. Adrian Peterson
4. Marshawn Lynch
5. Brady Quinn
6. Robert Meachem
7. Ted Ginn Jr.
8. Greg Olsen
9. Antonio Pittman
10. Zach Miller

About John Hansen

John Hansen

Specializing in football, Hansen is one of the most connected fantasy writers in the country.

About the author

RSS Staff Commentary

  • Position Battle Playing Time for First Full Week of Preseason Action August 13, 2014
    We continue to update the position battles around the league, but in this blog, I thought looking at preseason playing time would be interesting. The depth chart doesn’t always tell the whole story and it’s certainly worth noting when players get in the game and who they get to play with, whether it’s with the first-team offense or the backups. If you’re loo […]
    Matt Camp
  • Poll Result Analysis: RB Sleeper Candidate Targets August 12, 2014
    Over the last week, we posted a poll asking you which RB sleeper candidate was at the top of your targets list. The results varied throughout the week and Falcon rookie RB Devonta Freeman led most of the way, but things certainly changed after a full week of preseason games:                           As you can see, the final results put 49er rookie RB Carlo […]
    Matt Camp
  • How the New Focus on Defensive Penalties may Affect IDP August 11, 2014
    FantasyGuru.com IDP Analyst Corby Yarbrough can be found on Twitter @Corby_Yarbrough. Not that there is anything we as IDP players can do about it, but I just needed to vent my grief that an already inconsistent aspect of fantasy football has the potential to drive us even a little more crazy in 2014. Week One of the NFL preseason is in the books, and if the […]
    Joe Dolan